“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and
the internal dialogue.
Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego
is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them
every time they come up.”
~Deepak Chopra

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein
True forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.
There is a gift within every single experience you have in your life!
u u u u u u u u u u u u

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And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life,
your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet


Achievement seems to be connected
with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

"Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life"
~ Seneca

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller
Learn to tap into your Inner Light, that flickering flame that burns brightly, the soul aspect of who you are. Learn to fan this flame to reach its brightest potential. Know thyself, know thyself before all others. This is the greatest gift you can give to yourself.  ~ jauhn
For true success ask yourself
these 4 questions ~
    
     Why?
                    Why not? 
Why not me?

WHY NOT NOW?

James Allen
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Buddha


Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
Mary Manin Morrissey
"I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from
the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together in
unity and love."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Prayer for Peace



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"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."



"I refuse to accept the view . . . that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can
never become a reality."

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
See yourself living in abundance and you will attract it.  It always works, it works every time with every person.
~Bob Proctor
Be thankful for what you have;
you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
Oprah Winfrey
If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is "the quiet acceptance of what is."
Wayne Dyer
The Breath becomes a stone; the stone, a plant; the plant, an animal; the animal, a man; the man, a spirit; and the spirit, a god.

-- Kabbalah
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give
other people permission to do the same”  ~Nelson Mandela
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul."
~ Jesus Christ
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God is like the wind. You can feel the effects of the wind, but you cannot see it. ~The Rev. Billy Graham
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OH THAT YOU WOULD BLESS ME INDEED,
AND ENLARGE MY TERRITORY.
THAT YOUR HAND WOULD BE WITH ME
AND THAT YOU WOULD KEEP ME FROM EVIL,
THAT I MAY NOT CAUSE PAIN.

~ PRAYER OF JABEZ

"May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need."

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
November 6, 2000
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When you visualize then you materialize. If you've been there in the mind, you'll go there in the body. ~ Dr. Denis Waitley
"Very often people come to me and say: "Mr. Moody, do you think we shall know each other in Heaven?" Very often it is a mother who has lost a dear child, and who wishes to see it again. Sometimes it is a child who has lost a mother, a father; and who wants to recognize them in Heaven. There is a verse in Scripture in answer to this, and that is: "We shall be satisfied" (Psalm 17:15). It is all I want to know. My brother who went up there the other day I shall see, because I shall be satisfied. We will see all those we loved on Earth up there, and if we loved them here, we will love them ten thousand times more when we meet them there.
--Dwight L. Moody



A man is ethical only when life,
as such, is sacred to him,
that of plants and animals
as that of his fellow men,
and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
Albert Schweitzer

The spiritual meaning of love is measured by what it can do. Love is meant to heal. Love is meant to renew. Love is meant to bring us closer to God.
Deepak Chopra, The Path to Love
Oh, God, make me a hollow reed, from which the pith of
self hath been blown so that I may become a clear
channel through which Thy Love may flow to others.

This prayer has been attributed to both the Baha'i Faith
as well as being from "the original Sanskrit."
If someone prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience? Or does He give them the opportunity to become patient?

If someone prays for courage, does God give them courage or does He give them an opporuntity to be courageous?

If someone prays for their family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm and fuzzy feelings or does He give them the opportunity to love each other?

Quote from the movie "Evan Almighty"

"Be kind to unkind people -
they need it the most”
~ Ashleigh Brilliant

"May the forgiving spirit of Him to whom we dedicate this season prevail again on earth.
May hunger disappear and
terrorists cease their senseless acts.
May people live in freedom, worshiping
as they see fit, loving others.
May the sanctity of the home be ever preserved.
May peace, everlasting peace, reign supreme."